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About Clavain

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  • Birthday June 6

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    Nottingham England
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    Books music film birds food cricket curry hedgehogs
  • Current Book
    The Crow Road by Iain Banks

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  1. How to read more books

    With you on No 3 iff. I have a tbr mound but will jump to a book I've just bought. It's how I feel on the day of choosing. Disagree with 8 totally, seems to make reading a chore/job. Agree with No 6 although some books that have started bad do get better.Judgement call. No 9 made me smile. When a book grips I find it hard to stop. No 7 is my sofa and bed. Meg try the kindle with a back light.
  2. Book Lists 2018

    3. Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard (K) ****1/2 2. Freaky Deaky by Elmore Leonard (P) **** 1. The Dry by Jane Harper (K) ****
  3. Favorite Song?

    Got to be favourite Christmas song at the moment. Love Silent Night and for me seems to sound better in German.
  4. Song Chain

    Leave You To Dream - The Distractions Wow 37 years ago I saw them.
  5. what is everyone doing?

    Sometimes you have to eat humble pie. Met an Australian tonight and for some reason in my mind Sydney was west and Perth east, I even made a bet I was right. When your wrong you learn and buy them a pint
  6. Site problem?

    Cheers tagesmann the problem is now solved. I forgot the quote I was going to change it for but at least now I can. Ta
  7. Site problem?

    I get an error message.Gives a code and says I don't have permission to change signature.
  8. Site problem?

    Hi meg did all you have said and scrolled to bottom and there is no signature. Do like to change the signature occasionally but oh well.
  9. Site problem?

    Not able to change to change my signature. Can't by edit profile or any account settings. Might be missing something obvious but clicked on every field combination I can see. Any help appreciated.
  10. His Bloody Project

    Bhuel, tá tú féin agus mé ag labhairt Béarla, cén fáth go bhfoghfaimis Gaeilge?
  11. The Child in Time - TV Drama

    Rambling piece here https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/sep/21/why-do-we-crave-stories-of-lost-children-dont-look-now-child-in-time Looking forward to it
  12. Song Chain

    I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician - The Byrds
  13. Problems with posting

    Be very careful if you use a cleaner on your computer. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/19/ccleaner-2m-users-install-anti-malware-program-security-avast-supply-chain-attack-hack If you have to create a memorable unbreakable password. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/may/21/how-create-perfect-password-hackers-online-accounts-safe I think it;s OK to allow your computer to remember your password if your the only one that uses it and your not visiting dodgy websites.
  14. Swing Time

    I enjoyed the book but like any author you compare it with their previous work and for me this didn't challenge. Aimee and Tracey and their childhood absorbed me and Zadie has a wonderful way with characters and describing the minutiae of everyday life. The Africa/Madonna part and the last third of the book I started to lose my interest. Not Zadies best, certainly worth reading.
  15. 150 yrs of The Shipping Forecast

    Listening to Radio 4 this week and it as been mentioned. Must admit to loving the terminology used in the forecast but the music always makes me smile.